Ha Long Bay is famous for attracting domestic and foreign tourists by the natural beauty of the system of islands and caves. In the heart of the heritage with 1969 rocky islands. There are many wild and beautiful places that few people know. One of them is Cong Do Island.
How Cong Do Island is unique?
Cong Do Island is located in the Bai Tu Long Bay area, southeast of Ha Long Bay. It’s about 25 km from Bai Chay Port. With an area of 23,363 km2 and a 172 m high mountain. Cong Do Island is famous for its natural and pristine beauty.
The southeastern part of the island remains a part of the old Van Don trading port, evidence that Cong Do Island previously held an important position in international trade between Vietnam and other countries.
Top things to do?
Discovering Cong Do, visitors seem to be immersed in the majestic and generous beauty of the natural flora, rocky island. The highlight in Cong Do is that there are many unique caves, through the mountain. Adorning the beautiful landscape are scattered natural white sand beaches … This is genuinely an excellent paradise for relaxation and discovery for kayaks and tourists who love to experience and explore.
All create an attraction, inviting visitors to Cong Do Island – a beautiful heritage domain, few people know.
In addition to the diverse flora and natural saltwater lake – the habitat of many marine species such as shrimp, crab, fish, squid, seaweed and algae, visitors to Cong Do Island are also attracted to the reef. Colourful coral, 700m long and 300m wide located in the southwestern part of the island, making your diving experience more impressive.
The area around Cong Do Island is also a mooring place for cruises to stay overnight on Bai Tu Long Bay. Every night here, the entire bay is lit up, the cruises start to light up the journey to explore Ha Long Bay at night.
Due to being endowed with a peaceful space along with beautiful coral reefs. Cong Do Island is a very suitable area for kayaking to explore nature with your own eyes.
Enjoying the feeling of being in harmony with nature and breathing the salty air of the sea is truly a rare experience.
Near Cong Do Island are other attractions on line 4 such as Hang Co (Thien Canh Son), Hang Thay. So tours can combine these points into a dedicated kayaking route for visitors to enjoy and discover.
When is the best time to visit Cong Do Area?
Halong Bay has a tropical monsoon climate. So there are 4 distinct seasons, the weather will change according to 4 different seasons.
- Spring only lasts for March & April, Ha Long tourism is the most beautiful time with cool to warm weather.
- Summer lasts from May to August with brilliant shades of blue sky and emerald water, ideal for cruising the islands in Ha Long Bay.
- In Autumn – September and October, the colours are soft like honey, long shadows and a peaceful atmosphere.
- The remaining 4 months are winter, the air is cooler, you will be immersed in the magical and mysterious beauty of Ha Long Bay. But one thing to note for you is that May to June and August to September are rainy times during the year.
How to get there?
Cong Do Island is about 23km from Tuan Chau Port, equivalent to about 2:45 am travelling by boat.
This is a site on route 4, so you can come here by purchasing tickets to route 4 and renting a sightseeing boat. Outside of this place, you will be able to visit other places on line 4. Such as: Vung Vieng fishing village; Hang Co (Thien Canh Son); Hang Thay …
However, there are usually very few cruises on this line for 4 day, arguably none. This line 4 is mostly new overnight cruises, usually 2 days 1-night tours or 3 days 2 nights.
You can also arrange to charter a private boat and buy a boat ticket line 4 to bring it here at your discretion. But this method is only applicable to groups of about 20 people or more to save costs. About 5 million or more, depending on the quality of the boat (3, 4 or 5 stars) and the accompanying services.
- Madeline Cruise
- Wyndham Legend Halong
- Inpearl Halong Bay Resort
It’s great for
- Ecotour activities lover